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Aswan: Guided Tour to High Dam, The Obelisk & Philae Temple by Motorboat
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Aswan: Guided Tour to High Dam, The Obelisk & Philae Temple by Motorboat

By Egypt Best Holidays Aswan
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Ages 3-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 5–6 hours
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  • All transfers and pick ups from/ to your hotel or Nile Cruise
  • Transport by air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Qualified tour guide (Choose your own language)
  • Nile tour by motor boat to visit Phiale temple
  • Bottle of water for each participant
  • Service , Taxes , Fuel Surcharge , Parking and Landing Fees
What's not included
  • Entrance fees to all the sightseeing ( 23 USD per adult in total , student and child 50% discount )
  • Hotels In Gharb Sohile and West of Aswan Pickup or drop off will be extra...
  • Entry/Admission - Aswan High Dam
  • Entry/Admission - Unfinished Obelisk
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Your accommodation in Aswan ( Hotel or Nile Cruise ,, etc ) Please send us the name of your accommodation and room number if exists when you check in
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Aswan Airport, Aswan Egypt
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 43942P32

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • The start and end times for this tour can be flexible to suit your needs
        • Please bring: Your Camera , Sunglasses , a hat or head scarf and wear light clothes
        • Student card (it gives 50% discount from adult rate for all the Entrance fees in Egypt)
        • The Egyptian government accepts only Egyptian pounds for all entrance fees around Egypt
        • Lunch is available with different options for extra small cost
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 43942P32

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        • Egypt Best Holidays Aswan
          143
          Aswan, Egypt
          Joined in February 2019
        • klehr95
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Easy and Magical
          such an easy and great tour. we hit all the good spots, had great guides, and even though we booked the tour for several people, it only ended up being the 2 of us so was private! the cruise was really nice with great staff, only thing is that all the spots we went to were very crowded because there are dozens of cruise ships all going to the same temples at the same times. some really early mornings as well if you do the optional things like Abu Simbel & the hot air balloon. our guide Khaled on the last day through Valley of the kings was fantastic. he was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job, knew everything we asked him! Valley of the Kings is the icing on the cake for this lovely tour. absolutely incredible every stop on this whole tour takes your breath away! and super easy, everything planned for you, you don’t have to do anything except enjoy
          Written April 27, 2024
        • gethynch94
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing trip with amazing people
          Amazing trip - incredible and welcoming hospitality. They look after you from the moment you step off the plane. Khalid, our guide in Luxor was incredibly knowledgeable and insightful, really showed his experienced in egyptology. Well worth the trip!
          Written April 27, 2024
        • dodobirdi
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommended Tour in Aswan
          Highly recommended tour to visit all the main sites in Aswan. But more importantly our guide Aida wad simply fabulous taking time to explain all history of the monuments and sites. Aida gave us plenty of free time to explore by ourselves and take pictures. Transportation was on time and well arranged throughout the whole Tour! You will not be disappointed by booking this Tour. X&D
          Written April 4, 2024
        • 4kareemf
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent, professional, informative tour
          Michael is an excellent, knowledgeable guide who speaks impeccable English and led us on a relaxed, stress-free tour of the Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk. He did a great job explaining the deeper meanings of the artwork inside the temple, and walked us through the history very well. Aswan is a calm, peaceful oasis by the Nile that's full of fascinating history. I highly recommend you have Michael take you around the sights.
          Written January 4, 2024
        • portpad1
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          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great way to see the sites, but information is not clear
          This is a difficult one to review, as the sights we saw were brilliant, and exceeded our expectations. We are not cruise people, and we were hesitant to do the cruise, but it was a fantastic way, and I think the only way, to adequately and efficiently see the amazing, historic sites between Kom Ombo and Luxor. The evening visits to two sites and the early morning horse and carriage ride into another were just amazing. If you love history, and even if you are not so fussed about it, I think that most people, will be blown away by these incredible sites. If things went wrong, Khalid, the tour organiser, did what he could to keep things on track and make up for them. My two main issues were related to the lack of clarity about the details of the tour on the website, and the lack of an itinerary and communications before and during the cruise. You will need to be aware that when you are picked up on day 1, you do a tour of Philae Temple by car and small boat, and then get taken to the cruise boat early in the afternoon, where the boat sits in dock until 2 pm the next day; before it actually departs. This is, however, quite relaxing and comfortable, as the top deck has a pool and multiple loungers and chairs to chill on. There is also a lounge and bar on board, where you can also get a coffee. The bottled water on the boat is very expensive, but you can buy large, cheap bottles from vendors on the street adjacent to where the boat is docked, when you first arrive. The tour to Abu Simbel, (that is mentioned on the website), is NOT part of your private (Nile Cruise) tour. This is not clear at all. You can only do this as an EXTRA private tour which leaves at 4am on day 2 of the ‘cruise’, and travels by car and back in time for the boat to actually leave port. Anyone who doesn’t do the 4am tour has to stay on the boat for 24 hours waiting for the others. We actually organised a very good private tour to Abu Simbel with another company the day before we were picked up for the cruise. It departed at 9am in a very comfortable car, and was actually cheaper than the one offered by this group. If you have the time, I would recommend doing it this way. Aida, who took us on the Philae tour on day one, was very good. She had lots of information about the temple and the region, as well as some entertaining insights. Other tour guides we had in other locations were also good. English is a second or third or even fourth language for some of the guides, so you may encounter need some minor clarifications due to this and differing accents of both guide and guest. During the cruise, we had to ask reception on the boat what time we were arriving at the different docks on the way, and whether we were getting off or not; as there was no itinerary displayed on the boat, (contrary to what we were told) and some people had land tours that we did not. We were given no information about any of this by Egypt Best Holidays. The food on the cruise was pretty good considering it was buffets for every meal. The cabin was bigger than expected, and we had a huge window to watch the scenery go by. Booking as a couple, we expected a double bed, but we had two singles. This may be standard on boats like this? I would strongly recommend a Nile River cruise to see the sights along the Nile, but you may want to check the detailed itinerary first.
          Written January 2, 2024
        • Ruth T
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lovely half day excursion - Philae temple is magnificent and the boat ride to the temple made it all the more special.
          Originally booked for two but my husband was I’ll so I went alone. Aida was lovely - she provided me information, we laughed and I felt completely at ease with her. The trip was great - thank you. Aida, I wish you well.
          Written October 11, 2023
        • ChicM2019
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good food small cabins, good value!
          We loved this cruise! ... The schedules were just right for us given that there were resting times in between the out of ship excursions! ... We enjoyed the pace. They also had some in-ship activities and so the whole schedule was just right for us! The food was delicious and sufficient. (We gained weight!) Uh-oh! The cabins were small and a little cramped but it was great value for money as we didn't want to pay so much for a cruise. We were curious why they were asking for people's educational attainment, etc. But, it was good because they sub-divided the cruise group into smaller group for the out of ship excursions. We were very happy with our cruise tour guide, Michael, who spoke excellent English and adequately guided our group during the 4-days cruise we had from Aswan to Luxor. All the out of ship experiences were excellent and impressive. I particularly loved the excursion to Abu Simbel. It an early call time and a long drive, but it was a totally different experience! ... With matching historical facts that were so interesting! I hope you enjoy this trip as much as our family did!
          Written September 17, 2023
        • guillgutierrez
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Family friendly tour
          Nice tour to go with family. The temple is amazing and a must see for people who comes to Aswan. Michael was our guide, friendly and was able to accommodate our needs when needed to buy food o others. The bus was clean and in good condition
          Written August 1, 2023
        • Tami H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Aswan Highlights at a Relaxed Pace
          This tour is fantastic, especially with Asmaa as our guide. At a relaxed pace, we visited the Unfinished Obelisk, the High Dam, and the Philae Temple. Asmaa answered all of our questions, gave good information, and allowed us free time to wander and take photos. I highly recommend this private tour.
          Written April 8, 2023
        • U870DJdaniell
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good
          The Abu Simbel Temples are definitely worth visiting! Our experience was overall great. The tour guide was friendly and humorous. But there were a few nits: - The description says bottle water included so we didn't bring water and was thirsty along the way - We booked the 3:30AM to avoid the early crowd but were asked to change the time to 4:30AM the day before - I don't find this tour worth more than the other cheaper ones. Basically you only need a driver to get you there and check the Wiki yourself:)
          Written April 1, 2023
        • JohnG434
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          A worthwhile visit to Abu-Simbel.
          Overall a very good experience with a 2-person team of professional drivers and a knowledgeable tour guide of high English proficiency, who took good care of us at Abu-Simbel. The van was clean and spacious four us 5 guests. Abu-Simbel is a 3-hour drive from Aswan through desolate desert country. Halfway there is a coffee-candy bar-restroom waystation; pack-in snacks or insist on eating at the simple cafe on-site if you want more to eat on this total 9-hour journey. Though we booked the 8am pickup, this tour company informed us the night before that pickup would be the customary 5am time. We made it across the Nile from Elephantine Island by 5:15am and they were waiting at our ferry stop.
          Written March 26, 2023
        • Maccullagh32
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour of Nile
          Great guide Khaled, very relaxed and informative. Great 👍 scenery, wonderful food amazing sights. What a great experience.
          Written March 20, 2023
        • Rachel123456789012
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Easy peasy egypt
          It was all really easy. There was always someone messaging me to tell me what was happening. It was a smooth budget trip. We had a tour guide in Aswan Mina, and another in Luxor, Khaled Alsaady. We had a great time with both guides. Mina in Aswan was very knowledgeable about the Nubian people, the relocation of people from Lake Nassr. Our boat crew on the Shams was also great. Mohammed and Mohammed Ali in the cafe were so sweet. Then in Luxor Khaled treated us like family. He took us around the archeological sites that he used to work at. He was authentic and so knowledgeable about all things related to the sites. I had a great 4 days 3 nights overall. The trip was a value and honest when it came to inclusions.
          Written March 15, 2023
        • GAVZ1980
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worth It!!!
          Khaled El saady my guide for 2days at Luxor was really worth it. If you are into a deeper history of Egypt his the one you want and need. He was honest with his advice and suggestions and took us to a really good restaurant near Valley of the Kings/Rulers. The lunch was the most worthy one I had in Egypt. Despite my little knowledge about history, he made me even more appreciate the importance of the arts, civilization, and ancestry/history of humankind. Bonus experience, I saw Dr. MOSTAFA Wazery(2nd famous Egyptologyst in the world as he greeted my guide Khaled while we are at the Karnak temple as they are a long time friends. Really, thank you. Shukran Gidat....
          Written March 2, 2023
        • 207trinog
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Big-Mac
          Big-Mac is awesome!!!! Very good knowledge about history Great talk funny guy People know him on the streets
          Written December 4, 2022
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        CD
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was a beautiful experience of Aswan. It's people, heritage and History from Magdy (Big Mac). Tour guide Magdy was a wealth of information and ensured we had a continuity in historical knowledge throughout the ages.

        He was funny, jovial, entertaining. Caring and attentive to our needs and questions. Very grateful to be paired with Magdy Refaat for this trip with a very able and courteous driver in a super comfortable limousine.

        Magdy was a wonderful company for the family during the day and gave us a wealth of information which made this trip to Aswan very worthwhile. Very very good value for the money with Magdy and his Driver.

        Thank you for making Aswan an unforgettable experience for me and my family.
        Written June 8, 2022
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        Dear Valued Guest , “Thank-you for taking the time to leave a review. You were a champ! It was a pleasure showing you around.” Stay Safe
        Written June 9, 2022
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        Piotr B
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2021 • Solo
        This tour was amazing. Michael is literally the best guide I've met so far in Egypt. He's knowledgeable, his English is perfect and his whole attitude makes you feel wonderful! Places we've covered were beautiful and interesting, and Michael did not hesitate to go the extra mile to make it possible for me to go up the Soviet-Egyptian monument for some truly superb views. I strongly recommend this tour when you're in Aswan, it was great!
        Written April 29, 2021
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        Dear Valued Guest , “Thank-you for taking the time to leave a review. You were a champ! It was a pleasure showing you and your family around.” Stay Safe :) Egypt Best Holidays Team
        Written April 30, 2021
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        Jeanine F
        Manhasset, NY49 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had an amazing tour with Aida. She was so knowledgeable , personable , accommodating to all our needs , she also helped arrange transportation for the other days of our trip that she wasn’t with us thanks to her boss Michael. Philae temple was amazing after a fun boat ride , the dam super cool and even did a trip to the Nubian village with her the next day ! Don’t hesitate to book with them ! They were amazing !!
        Written January 17, 2023
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        Thank-you for taking the time to leave a review. You were a champ! It was a pleasure showing you around.” Stay Safe :) , Egypt Best Holidays
        Written January 17, 2023
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        Jodi D
        Ludington, MI194 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a great time exploring Philae temple and seeing the Aswan dam. The temple is gorgeous! Michael was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide who spoke perfect English. He also helped us make other arrangements for the next part of our trip which was very appreciated. I would highly recommend using this tour instead of trying to navigate it solo if you're not familiar with the area.
        Written February 26, 2023
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        Thank-you for taking the time to leave a review. You were a champ! It was a pleasure showing you around.” Stay Safe :) , Egypt Best Holidays
        Written February 26, 2023
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        Karina K
        Houston, TX6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2022
        Our guide Noel was extremally knowledgeable in regards with history of ancient Egypt and all we had to visit for the day, we really enjoy everything for the duration of the day. Many thanks to our driver who took us everywhere, wait for us and keep us safe.
        We highly recommend this tour to have a overview of Aswan, ancient and modern.
        Written October 27, 2022
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        Thank-you for taking the time to leave a review. You were a champ! It was a pleasure showing you around.” Stay Safe :) , Khaled from Egypt Best Holidays
        Written October 27, 2022
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        Lashanita
        24 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2020 • Friends
        Really had a great time on this tour, felt like we’re part of the family from the start. Our guide, Aida told us all about the history of beautiful Aswan, answered our questions and had us laughing throughout our day. Even though we were tired from a long day of traveling, she perked us right up and showed us the important sites. I think my favorite part was the boat ride to the Philae and actually viewing the Philae. I’d definitely come again.
        Written March 6, 2020
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        Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to review our tours .. We really appreciate every word you have written and we will do our best to make our service meet our guests' desires ,, All the Best ,, Egypt Best Holidays Team
        Written March 6, 2020
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        Ginele G
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2020 • Friends
        My first time in Egypt was the most amazing time. It is hugely due to the tour we took with Aida. She is the best tour guide I have had to date and I have been on a lot it tours. She was knowledgeable as she gave us information at each stop. She took us to Nubia, the high dam, and Philae temple. I felt very safe with her and well informed. I would recommend her and the tour company to all my friends and family.
        Written March 6, 2020
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        Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to review our tours .. We really appreciate every word you have written and we will do our best to make our service meet our guests' desires ,, All the Best ,, Egypt Best Holidays Team
        Written March 6, 2020
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        Ea_T
        California37 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022 • Friends
        Based on other tours this one was just okay. Always great to have an educated guide so you know where you’re going and what you’re looking at. We had Mack or “Big Mac.” Knowledgeable but a little too touchy and my friend & I didn’t appreciate the pet names like Princess. He also didn’t want us taking pictures while he was talking. We did get time to take pictures after we were free to roam on our own. I understand wanting to keep us engaged, but constantly boasting if things are “clear?!” and telling us to not take pictures was annoying. Philae Temple was worth a guide but you can visit the Obelisk on your own & be fine. Once there they took us into a room and had us watch the History channel’s excerpt about how it was created & discovered anyways. Didn’t need a guide for that. One of my friends wasn’t feel and skipped out on this tour to rest. Of all the tours we did, this was a good one for her to miss.
        Written December 16, 2022
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        You were a champ! It was a pleasure showing you around.” Stay Safe :) , Khaled from Egypt Best Holidays
        Written December 17, 2022
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        Susan
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2021
        We did a full day guided tour to Aswan with Khaled Elsaady and had a great time. We started with Abu Simbel which was amazing and then continued to the high dam, the Philae Temple, and finished with a nile cruise to Nubian village. Khaled is so knowledgeable about Egyptian history and we were lucky to have him! Thank you, Khaled!
        Written April 22, 2021
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        Dear Valued Guest , “Thank-you for taking the time to leave a review. You were a champ! It was a pleasure showing you and your family around.” Stay Safe :) Egypt Best Holidays Team
        Written April 22, 2021
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        CityClubHotelNY
        New York8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2022 • Couples
        Great tour of Aswan. Big Mac was wonderful, quick and knowledgeable. The high Dam and obelisk are quick but interesting stops and Philae temple is magnificent and fun to explore! We also stopped at a spice store and essence place which were both great but he asked us beforehand which was nice. Overall great experience!
        Written June 15, 2022
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        Dear Valued Guest , “Thank-you for taking the time to leave a review. You were a champ! It was a pleasure showing you around.” Stay Safe
        Written June 15, 2022
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